High School Musical
High School Musical (Soundtrack)


January 10, 2006


Pop, Teen Pop, Dance-pop, Pop Rock and Musical Theatre


Walt Disney Records

High School Musical is the soundtrack of the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name. Recorded in five days, it was released on January 10, 2006, and became the best selling album of that year, having sold more than 3.7 million copies in the US and 7 million copies worldwide. As of January 2016, the album has sold 5,000,000 copies in the US, making it the best-selling TV soundtrack since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales.

Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Start of Something New" Zac Efron, Drew Seeley and Vanessa Hudgens 3:17
2. "Get'cha Head in the Game" Efron and Seeley 2:26
3. "What I've Been Looking For" Andy Dood and Adam Watts Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel 2:04
4. "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)" Andy Dodd and Adam Watts Efron, Seeley and Hudgens 1:20
5. "Stick to the Status Quo" Tisdale, Grabeel, Chris Warren Jr. and Kaycee Stroh 4:28
6. "When There Was Me and You" Hudgens 3:00
7. "Bop to the Top" Tisdale and Grabeel 1:47
8. "Breaking Free" Jamie Houston Efron, Seeley and Hudgens 3:27
9. "We're All in This Together" Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil Efron, Hudgens, Tisdale, Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman 3:51
10. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" Efron, Seeley, Hudgens, Tisdale and Grabeel 2:51
11. "Get'cha Head in the Game" B5 produced by Andrew Lane 2:43
12. "Start of Something New" Instrumental 3:16
13. "Breaking Free" Instrumental 3:27

High School Musical 2-disc Special Edition

On May 23, 2006, the same day the DVD came out, Walt Disney Records released a special edition of the High School Musical album featuring a bonus disc with eight karaoke tracks of the High School Musical numbers.

Disc 2

  1. "Start of Something New" - 3:31
  2. "Get'cha Head in the Game" - 2:37
  3. "What I've Been Looking For" - 2:13
  4. "When There Was Me and You" - 3:15
  5. "Bop to the Top" - 2:08
  6. "Breaking Free" - 3:42
  7. "We're All in This Together" - 4:13
  8. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - 3:07

Chart Positions

Weekly Charts

Chart (2006-2008) Peak Position
Argentinian Albums (CAPIF) 1
Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
Austrian Albums (O3 Austria) 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 55
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 11
French Albums (SNEP) 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 22
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 22
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 6
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 63
UK Compliation Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200 1
US Digital Albums (Billboard) 17
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard) 8
US Top Soundrtracks (Billboard) 1
Venezuelan Albums (IFPI) 1

Year-end Charts

Chart (2006) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 27
Austrian Albums (O3 Austria) 121
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 182
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 55
US Billboard 200 2
US Digital Albums (Billboard) 10
US Kid Albums (Billboard) 1
US Top Soundtracks (Billboard) 1
Chart (2007) Position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 49
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 44
US Billboard 200 37
US Kid Albums (Billboard) 4
US Top Soundtracks (Billboard) 4


Region Certification Sales/Shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) 4x Platinum 160,000
Australia (ARIA) Platinum 70,000
Austria (IFPI Austria) Platinum 30,000
Brazil (ABPD) 2x Platinum 120,000
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 100,000
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold 20,000
France (SNEP) Gold 79,500
Germany (BVMI) Platinum 200,000
Hungary (MAHASZ) Gold 10,000
Ireland (IRMA) 4x Platinum 60,000
Mexico (AMPROFON) 2x Platinum + Gold 250,000
Poland (ZPAV) Gold 10,000
United Kingdom (BPI) 4x Platinum 1,200,000
United States (RIAA) 4x Platinum 5,000,000
Venezuela (IFPI Venezuela) Platinum 20,000
Europe (IFPI) Platinum 1,000,000


Six composing teams were hired to write the music. The score was written by David Lawrence, and the songs' respective composers are as follows:

  • "Start of Something New", "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" and "We're All in This Together" by Matthew Gerrard, Andrew Seeley and Robbie Nevil
  • "Stick to the Status Quo" by David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg
  • "Get'cha Head in the Game" by Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley and RP Caffrey (Robert Mc Caffrey)
  • "Bop to the Top" by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
  • "What I've Been Looking For" by Andy Dodd and Adam Watts
  • "Breaking Free" and "When There Was Me and You" by Jamie Houston

Release History

Region Date Label Format
United States January 10, 2006 Walt Disney CD
Australia May 27, 2006 EMI
South Africa November 13, 2006
India October 2006 Times Music
Japan January 17, 2007 Avex Marketing